The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at the University of Hawaii Maui College invites you to join us for our “Sustainable Maui Experience.” This is an opportunity to experience Maui while learning about sustainability from a Native Hawaiian perspective. Participants will stay at the luxurious Lumeria retreat (www.lumeriamaui.com) on the north shore of Maui, while enjoying local, organic, farm-to-table meals.
This 5-day program combines classroom learning with hands-on experience exploring and participating in various sustainability activities on Maui. Kainoa Horcajo, expert in Hawaiian culture, and Dr. Jennifer Chirico, Executive Director of SLIM, will take participants on a journey into the heart of Hawaiian culture. Participants will learn the rich history of sustainability in Hawaii, and how that history can be integrated into present day island sustainability needs.
The first day of the program will begin with an introduction to Hawaiian history and sustainability. Throughout the week, participants will be guided on excursions to local sustainable agricultural sites, ocean and coastal locations to learn about marine life and coastal rehabilitation, renewable energy farms, and sacred volcanic hikes. The program will conclude with a community work day at a native Hawaiian taro field, where participants will have the opportunity to work with local Hawaiians and give back to the island.
The Sustainable Maui Experience for students follows the same itinerary as above; however, students stay at Maui College dormitories in central Maui. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Students have free time in the evening and are on their own for dinner.